Controller – North Van

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Controller – North Van
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North Vancouver - BC
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Our client is a Canadian subsidiary of a successful US lumber trading company.  The office has a fun, family-like feel and committed team.  The Controller will be replacing an individual who is retiring and has been with the company for a long time.  We are looking for a passionate qualified CPA who will work well with a team of entrepreneurs.  As there is extended time to train we will consider junior Controllers looking to grow their careers.

The purpose of the Controller is to plan, manage, and coordinate the Company’s business operations, including employee relations, accounting and compliance, credit controls, inventory and risk management, financial interpretation/analysis, and other activities relating to new business developments.

Reporting to the President and working closely with the Parent Company’s Controller and CFO, the Controller will work in a leadership capacity to enrich workplace culture, supervise Operations Personnel, and perform high-level administrative duties.


 The Controller will be responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the Company:
1. Plan, manage, and evaluate the financial operations functions of the Company:

  • Completing all daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting activities.
  • Overseeing credit activities, including reviewing risk and bad debt, monitoring collections activities, and settling write-offs and other collection issues.
  • Manage the calculation of Trader commission and administer payroll/support benefits administration for all employees.
  • Managing risks through reviewing contracts and expenses (aging, claims, inventory, turns, etc.).
  • Overseeing FX, derivative trading businesses, and other hedging tools.
  • Monitoring sales tax compliance in various states/provinces.
  • Conducting financial planning and analysis (FP&A), including reviewing working capital efficiencies, preparing management reports, and assisting in evaluating financial results.
  • Implementing cost savings measures based on the analysis of controlled costs.
  • Administering and reviewing inventory processes, programs, and controls to identify problems and suggest resolutions.
  • Manage the calculation of Trader commission and administer payroll/support benefits administration for all employees.

2. Maintain regular communications with the Controller and CFO of the Parent Company:

  • Producing and managing financial reports necessary for the Parent Company to consolidate business results accurately.
  • Coordinating with the Parent Company on any internal and external financial and operational audits.
  • Communicating with the Parent Company on identified issues and risks.

3. Hiring, training, supporting, and retaining Operations Personnel:

  • Leading and managing the Operations (Domestic/International) Team, Credit Manager, Logistics Manager, and IT.  Total of 14 staff.
  • Supporting the IT department in completing and budgeting various projects.


  • CPA designation
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in Big Four accounting firm and some private company industry experience. 3 years public accounting and audit and 3 to 4 years industry.
  • Experience within a Private Trading/Wholesale/Brokerage firm or distribution environment within building products sector is considered an asset.
  • Leadership experience with proven ability to optimize the team`s development and performance.
  • Proficiency on Excel.
  • Excellent analytical, financial, and accounting skills.
  • Can-do attitude and willingness to take on all levels of responsibilities and duties as required.
  • Critical thinker with ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with all levels of an organization including employees, management, and external stakeholders.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to go beyond in professional environment.
  • Ability to act with good judgement and discretion, keeping sensitive business data secure.
  • High energy with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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Karen Epp


Karen Epp, CPC is the Senior Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc and brings over twenty years of experience recruiting professionals in Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Banking, and Human Resources. One of the advantages of working with Karen in your search for Accounting Professionals is the extensive long standing relationships with candidates and reputable clients.

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